Benefits and Uses of Sesame Oil

July 04, 2017

It’s a common misconception to think that oil is only good for frying, and as a result, is bad for your health. Sesame oil breaks the mould. It adds amazing flavour and aroma to dishes and surprisingly is good for you.

Sesame oil has gained quite a bit of popularity in recent years as research as proven that sesame oil reduces blood pressure, and reduces bad cholesterol.

Although, too much can lead to a lack of good cholesterol which is bad for your health.

Sesame oil contains sesame lignans which are believed to be good for your beauty as sesame lignans prevent oxidation, it works for anti-ageing. For that reason, sesame oil lasts longer than other vegetable oils once it's opened. In some countries, people put sesame oil to their skin and hair. 

Sesame oil is not just for frying things, here is some other use of sesame oil! 



Mix some oil in gyoza meat and wrap it then fry. It adds a more authentic Asian flavour to your gyoza.


Smoked Salmon Bowl

Mix sesame oil with soy sauce and pour it on top of salmon and rice.




Before you grill the steak, pour 3 tbsp. of sesame oil and garlic into the pan. Fry until it smells nice and then grill the steak with it.


Korean BBQ style

Soak meat (beef or pork) in 2 tbsp. of sesame oil for 5 min, grill them and you can also put sesame oil as BBQ sauce (oil + salt).


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